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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 21 June 2016


St. John's attack: Gang leader arrested

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The gang leader in the attack on teachers of the St. John’s 1 and 2 Primary School in Accra has been arrested, the Nima Police commander ACP Nuhu Jango confirmed to Starr News.

The arrest comes on the back of Monday’s failed attempt to arrest the suspects through an identification parade. Teachers of the school who were disguised during the identification exercise failed to identify the suspects among 17 people who were assembled by the Police.

Hamza, as the gang leader is known, was however arrested Monday night, Starr News has learned.

The St. John’s 1 and 2 Primary and Junior High School in New Town was shut down after cane and knife-wielding thugs attacked and brutalized teachers for punishing one of the students.

Students had to run helter-skelter for their lives as the heavily built men went berserk battering anyone on sight.

According to the teacher responsible for the pupil in question, the student after being freed from her punishment for misbehaving in class, run home and returned in the company of the bulky men, suspected to be her brothers, who then unleashed terror on the teachers.

Several of the teachers and residents who attempted to intervene were injured in the incident and were later treated in a nearby hospital.